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Get Involved in EOCA’s Autumn Vote to Commit €180,000 to Conservation Projects! Time to have your say! The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is set to grant €180,000 to conservation projects this autumn and is calling on everyone to help it select the projects to receive the funds.... more detail
EOCA Celebrates a Record Number of New Members, Supporting Conservation Together Newest Members The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has been delighted to welcome 23 new companies into membership already during 2019 – more than in any other single year in the history of the association. This brings the total number members to 150 and will make a significant difference to the number of hands-on conservation projects the association can support.... more detail
Single-Use Plastic Waste Reduction Success at OutDoor by ISPO Provide a source of drinking water: EOCA Plastic Pledge The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) was delighted to see the effects of the launch of its Plastic Pledge during the recent 4 day OutDoor by ISPO trade show in Munich and the reduction in single-use plastic waste it led to.
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Record Amount raised for Conservation at OutDoor by ISPO EOCA Stand Records were broken the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) at the recent OutDoor by ISPO in Munich earlier this month, in terms of the amount of money raised for conservation thanks to the generous donations by members to the Conservation Fundraiser, the number of members organising fundraising events on their own stands for EOCA and new members signing up to the association.

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EOCA Enables European Expansion of the North Face Explore Fund TNF Explore Fund The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that it is working in partnership with The North Face (TNF) to support the brand’s grant funding programme for conservation projects in Europe... more detail
EOCA Fundraising for Conservation and Reducing Single-Use Plastic at OutDoor by ISPO. Funrdaiser on Stand The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) looks forward to meeting with many of its members and others within the outdoor industry next week at the OutDoor by ISPO show in Munich. The Association is excited to celebrate its latest successes, present its latest funded conservation projects, raise further funds for conservation and to play a key role in reducing single-use plastic waste generated at the show.... more detail
Eight New Members and partners for EOCA EOCA member The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to welcome 7 new members and a trade partner, all committed to conserving the great outdoors. All 8 have signed up to the association since the ISPO show in February, a number specifically joining to support the work of EOCA in tackling Plastic Pollution.... more detail
EOCA Conservation Funding Reaches €3 million Mountain clean up This March thousands of outdoor enthusiasts joined European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), and its members, to participate in its annual spring public vote. As a result of the public vote and also the members private vote, six new conservation projects have been selected for EOCA to support. With almost €150,000 being pledged to these six projects, this also marks a new milestone in the history of EOCA – the funding of €3 million in vital conservation projects around the world!
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26 Companies sign EOCA's Plastic Pledge for Tradeshows! Bring it. Use it. Repeat! In an exciting step forwards in the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)’s new focus on tackling plastic pollution, the association has asked exhibitors at this summer’s OutDoor by ISPO trade show to sign up to a pledge to reduce the amount of single-use plastic on their stands at the show. The association is delighted with the reaction, with 26 exhibitors having already signed up to the Plastic Pledge.... more detail
EOCA Leads the Industry with Plastic Pledge for Trade Shows Bring it. Use it. Repeat! In an exciting step forwards in the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)’s new focus on tackling plastic pollution, the association is asking exhibitors at this summer’s OutDoor by ISPO trade show to sign up to a pledge to reduce, if not eliminate, the amount of single use plastic at the show.
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New Public Fundraiser for EOCA Doing your bit!  Image Surfrider Foundation Europe As part of its newly-launched focus on plastic clean-up, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has launched a public fundraiser to raise money to help reduce single use plastic.  The project, part of Surfrider Foundation Europe’s ‘Ocean Initiatives’ programme will work to raise awareness and educate thousands of people through waste collection and clean-up events.
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EOCA Public Vote Underway Vote now! The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has launched the first of its two annual public online votes to help it choose which conservation projects to support, and will run to midday (GMT+1) on 11th April.
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EOCA at ISPO 19 - Round Up A busy stand! Munich covered in 25cm of snow proved to be the perfect platform for EOCA as it launched its new 2 year focus and raised €19,000 for conservation during ISPO 19

Thanks to the generosity of EOCA’s members, the Conservation Fundraiser boasted its largest number of items yet - with offerings from hammocks to skiwear, mugs to climbing harnesses and everything in between. In addition, Bergans of Norway, Klean Kanteen and Ternua held fundraisers on their stand to benefit EOCA. With a generous top up from ISPO, EOCA was delighted to raise a total of €19,000 during the 4 days of the show! 100% of this will be spent on the conservation projects EOCA supports this coming year.
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EOCA Conservation at ISPO: Fundraising and Forwards to the Future EOCA at ISPO Looking forwards to a cold and snowy ISPO in Munich at the end of the week, there is much news from the European Outdoor Conservation Association to melt even the largest icicles.  The Conservation Fundraiser is back with fundraising efforts around the show, a Happy Hour and the launch of EOCA’s new focus are helping to shape a busy few days to come.
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La Sportiva’s Black Friday Sales Turn Green La Sportiva Office For the second year in a row, Italian technical footwear, clothing and accessories brand La Sportiva has used its sales during the ‘Black Friday’ weekend to support nature conservation. By donating 20% of the weekend’s income to the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), La Sportiva has been able to boost the funds available to the Association’s conservation projects.
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EOCA’s Autumn Conservation Vote Brings Total 2018 Funding To Over €330,000 Red Squirrel in Heather Following a public vote which reached millions, and a members’ only vote, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce the 5 projects selected to receive funding this autumn. This brings the total number of projects to receive funding from the Association and its members during 2018 to 14, in 12 different countries.... more detail
ENO and Stanley named as EOCA Conservation Champions Conservation Champions Every year, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) gives the ‘Conservation Champion’ award to members that have ‘gone the extra mile’ to support conservation. The award recognises members that have taken the initiative to raise extra money for and awareness of conservation through the Association. EOCA is delighted to name Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) and Stanley – a PMI brand, as its Conservation Champions for 2018.... more detail
OutDoor 2018 Round Up Fundraiser on the Stand Following a successful 4 days at the show, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce having raised over €25,000 for conservation and gained 3 new members.
Amidst the flurry of activity that saw the staging of the 25th OutDoor show in Friedrichshafen last month, there were fundraisers, cocktails, sandals, press conferences and tree celebrations making it one of the most successful ever for the conservation charity.
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2 Million Breaths of Fresh Air at OutDoor 2018 The lungs of a tree! TARGET REACHED!!!  EOCA Members have successfully planted over 2 million trees in 2 years, benefitting wildlife, local communities, outdoor enthusiasts and leaving a long and lasting legacy!  Celebrating this fundraising for further conservation and the launch of its 100th project are all part of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)’s plans at OutDoor in Friedrichshafen at the weekend.

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EOCA Conservation Vote Starts Friday! Vote online! The next European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) public conservation vote will be going live in less than 48 hours.  Anyone with an interest in conserving threatened wild spaces, species and habitats is being asked to go online and have their say as to which of the proposed nature conservation projects should receive funding of up to €30,000.
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Record Breaking ISPO Fundraiser Fundraiser on EOCA stand ISPO 2018 In a thrilling start to 2018, the fundraiser held on the stand of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) during ISPO last month smashed all previous records for the amount of money raised for conservation.

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EOCA at ISPO 2018 ISPO The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is poised once again to raise funds for vital conservation projects at ISPO at the end of this month. With a stand in the West Entrance, a presence in the new CSR hub in A4, a target of planting 2 million trees by the summer and a conservation fundraiser on its stand, the scene is set for an exciting show.... more detail
La Sportiva Supports Conservation through Black Friday Sales La Sportiva Offices Italian technical footwear, clothing and accessories brand La Sportiva has used its online sales during the recent so-called ‘Black Friday’ weekend to support nature conservation.  By donating 15% of the weekend’s income to the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), La Sportiva has been able to boost the funds available to the Association and give back to the great outdoors. ... more detail
10 New Members for EOCA! Proud Members of EOCA This summer and autumn have seen an influx of new members to the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).  From agencies and distributors to drinks and mountaineering guides, the number of companies wanting to get involved in looking after the environment is continuing to rise.

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Public and Members Vote to Allocate EOCA Conservation Funding Salviamo l'Orso Image Francesco Culicelli For the third year in succession, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has held two annual funding rounds, this time allocating a total of €300,000 of funding to projects conserving threatened habitats and having a link to outdoor enthusiasts around the world.  During the latest autumn round, 131 conservation organisations applied for funding and five have now been selected through a public vote and a member’s vote to receive funding.

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EOCA Conservation Vote Goes Live! Image credit John Fleetwood The second of two annual European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) public conservation votes has gone live this morning (Wednesday 4th October).  Anyone with an interest in conserving threatened wild spaces, species and habitats is being asked to go online and have their say as to which of the proposed nature conservation projects should receive funding of up to €30,000.

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Breathing Space at OutDoor 2017 Klean Kanteen Tumblers - All we need now is ICE CREAM! The OutDoor Show at Friedrichshafen proved a successful one for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) last month, raising funds of over €35,500 from various events run by members and the popular Conservation Fundraiser.  Not only this, but the topic of trees was very much the subject of talks and discussions held by the Association at the show, in particular the benefits they bring to the outdoor industry and enthusiasts, through oxygen production, protection and providing space and room to enjoy outdoor landscapes.
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Arc’teryx, Ortlieb and Snugpak Named as EOCA Conservation Champions! Conservation Champions and Summit Members Every year, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) gives the ‘Conservation Champion’ award to members that have ‘gone the extra mile’ to support conservation. The award recognises members that have taken the initiative to raise extra money for and awareness of conservation through the Association. EOCA is delighted to name Arc’teryx, Ortlieb and Snugpak as its Conservation Champions for 2017.... more detail
Conservation Worth Celebrating at OutDoor 2017 Conservation Fundraiser The OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen this month will be a busy mix of fundraising, celebrating and business for the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) and its members. Raising funds to conserve the great outdoors, celebrating projects being supported by the Association, supporting initiatives of existing members and engaging new companies, will all be priorities during the show.

Members of EOCA have been hugely generous with their donations to the ever-popular Conservation Fundraiser, including one of the newest members to the Association, Bestway. Held on EOCA’s stand in the East Entrance, members generously donate items which are then sold to visitors to the show with 100% of the money raised being used to fund conservation projects around the world. In the past few years, enough has been raised at each show to fund an entire extra project. This year is expected to be no different, with exciting items including sleeping bags, jackets, T-shirts, climbing helmets and packs all on offer. ... more detail
More Conservation Projects Than Ever Supported In EOCA Spring Funding Round 2017 Flow Country credit Eleanor B (RSPB-images) The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is celebrating being able to support more projects than ever before during its 2017 Spring Funding Round. Three projects were chosen during a public vote which reached 60.4 million people worldwide, and a further three were chosen by EOCA members themselves. These are all to be funded from membership fees and fundraising monies raised from the European outdoor Industry. In addition, three further projects are being funded by three individual EOCA members.... more detail
EOCA Trees Given 18,000 Boost by ISPO Collection from the Scandinavian Outdoor Vllage Following fundraising, donations and events at last month’s ISPO trade show, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to announce that the total amount raised has equated to another 18,000 trees which can be planted towards its 2 Million Tree target launched last year.

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EOCA 2 Million Tree Campaign: The First Million Nurturing Saplings.  Photo WeForest To mark and celebrate the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) being 10 years old and having given €2 million to conservation, the Association launched the 2 Million Tree Project as part of ambitious plans to raise enough money to plant / regnerate 2 million trees over the next 2 years.  Following a ruthless selection process and 107 applications for funding last summer, the EOCA is delighted to be able to outline the first 5 projects it will be funding, as well as a project funded by one of EOCA’s members  - which together will plant just over 1,000,000 trees.   In addition, EOCA is launching a public fundraiser, to support an additional project based in Nepal, aiming to add a further 80,00 trees to the total!
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